Aug. 5, 2003
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame hockey coach Dave Poulin today announced the 2003-04 Notre Dame hockey schedule. The 36-game schedule includes the 34-game regular season slate along with a preseason game with the University of Western Ontario on Friday, Oct. 3 and a visit from USA Hockey’s Under-18 Developmental Team on Friday, November 14.
Poulin also announced that the Irish have pushed back the starting time for Friday (and one Thursday) games to 7:35 p.m. This was done to give fans more time to get to Friday night games after work. The Nebraska-Omaha series, scheduled for October 30-31 at the Joyce Center will be played on Thursday and Friday night due to the November 1 football game with Florida State.
The Irish will play host to 15 regular season home games and play 19 games away from the Joyce Center. Included in the 34-game regular season schedule are 28-regular season CCHA games and six non-league games.
For the second season in a row, the non-league schedule will feature games versus teams from the Hockey East, the ECAC, College Hockey American (CHA) and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). The Irish will face Hockey East’s Boston College at Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Friday, Oct. 24. In late December, the Irish will travel to Estero, Fla., to participate in the Everblades Collegiate Hockey Classic. The Irish will open with Cornell University on Saturday, Dec. 27 in a 7:05 p.m. game and then will play either Maine or Ohio State on Sunday, Dec. 28. On Saturday, Jan. 3, the Irish return home to face the University of Findlay Oiler-s from the CHA in a 7:05 p.m. game. Two weeks later, Notre Dame travels to Madison, Wis., to face the University of Wisconsin Badgers on Sat.-Sun., Jan., 17-18.
For the CCHA schedule, the Irish will be paired with Bowling Green and 2003-04 cluster opponents Lake Superior State and Northern Michigan. Notre Dame will face each of those teams four times with two games at home and two games on the road. The Irish will face the remaining eight CCHA teams just twice with Alaska Fairbanks, Ferris State, Michigan and Nebraska-Omaha visiting the Joyce Center while the Irish travel to Miami, Michigan State, Ohio State and Western Michigan.
The CCHA playoffs will open the weekend of March 12-14 with a best-of-three round at campus sites. The league’s Super Six will then advance to Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich., March 18-20. Two games will be played on March 18 with the semifinals set for March 19 and the championship game on Saturday, March 20.
For Notre Dame hockey ticket information contact the Notre Dame ticket office at (574) 631-7356.
2003-04 NOTRE DAME HOCKEY SCHEDULE
October3 Friday WESTERN ONTARIO (preseason) 7:35 p.m.10 Friday * at Ohio State 7:05 p.m.11 Saturday * at Ohio State 7:05 p.m.17 Friday * BOWLING GREEN 7:35 p.m.18 Saturday * at Bowling Green 7:05 p.m.24 Friday at Boston College 7:05 p.m.30 Thursday * NEBRASKA-OMAHA 7:35 p.m.31 Friday * NEBRASKA-OMAHA 7:35 p.m.
November7 Friday * at Michigan State 7:05 p.m.8 Saturday * at Michigan State 7:05 p.m.14 Friday U.S. UNDER-18 Team (exhibition) 7:35 p.m.21 Friday * LAKE SUPERIOR STATE 7:35 p.m.22 Saturday * LAKE SUPERIOR STATE 7:05 p.m.28 Friday * NORTHERN MICHIGAN 7:35 p.m.29 Saturday * NORTHERN MICHIGAN 7:05 p.m.
December5 Friday * at Western Michigan 7:35 p.m.6 Saturday * at Western Michigan 7:05 p.m.27 Saturday at Everblades Tournament (Estero, Fla.) vs. Cornell 7:05 p.m.28 Sunday vs. Ohio State or Maine 1:05 p.m./4:35 p.m.
January3 Saturday FINDLAY 7:35 p.m.9 Friday * at Bowling Green 7:05 p.m.10 Saturday * BOWLING GREEN 7:05 p.m.17 Saturday at Wisconsin 7:05 p.m. (CST)18 Sunday at Wisconsin 7:05 p.m. (CST)23 Friday * at Northern Michigan 7:05 p.m.24 Saturday * at Northern Michigan 7:05 p.m.30 Friday * ALASKA FAIRBANKS 7:35 p.m.31 Saturday * ALASKA FAIRBANKS 7:05 p.m.
February6 Friday * at Miami (OH) 7:35 p.m.7 Saturday * at Miami (OH) 5:05 p.m. (at Cincinnati Gardens)13 Friday * FERRIS STATE 7:35 p.m.14 Saturday * FERRIS STATE 7:05 p.m.27 Friday * MICHIGAN 7:35 p.m.28 Saturday * MICHIGAN 7:05 p.m.
March5 Friday * at Lake Superior State 7:05 p.m.6 Saturday * at Lake Superior State 7:05 p.m.12-14 Fri.-Sun. CCHA First Round Series (Campus Sites) TBA18 Thursday CCHA Super Six (Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Mich.) TBA19 Friday CCHA Semifinals (Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Mich.) TBA20 Saturday CCHA Championship (Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Mich.) TBA
HOME GAMES IN CAPS
* CCHA Games
All times local
Dates and times subject to change
As of August 1, 2003